5,195 Piece LEGO Millennium Falcon
LEGO's largest set to date, the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon, ships Monday, October 1st. The kit consists of 5,195 pieces, measures 33" long and 22" wide, has a 4 lb. instruction book, and will set you back $500. I thought the LEGO pirate ships I used to put together were expensive, but $500, Jesus. I want one. No, I take that back, I need one. Me and LEGO sets are like this (I'm crossing my fingers to indicate we're real close). As a very wise engineer once told me, "If getting drunk and building LEGO sets is wrong, I don't want to be right."
Hit the button for a few more shots of the ship, along with a stop motion video of 7 people putting the set together in 2 hours, 53 minutes.
UPDATE: A man by the name of Ben Watson has set up a website (www.buymealego.com) asking for 65 cent+ donations to buy this LEGO set. Depending on what you donate, he'll give different shoutouts on his site. He's got $464 left to go, so, uh, he's still a long way off.